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The Classical Cover Version Why Don’t Western Classical Musicians Play Their Own Versions of the Classics? A lecture recital by pianist Karl Lutchmayer

Details

Jul 14 2022 to Jul 14 2022 6:30 p.m.

Where

Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Part of the series ‘Rethinking Western Classical Music in the 21st Century’ When we hear a popular music cover version, we experience the performance as an interpretation of the earlier work even though it may sound quite different. Indeed, in concert, we usually hope that pop performers will bring something to the stage that we haven’t heard on the recording even in their own works. However, in the field of Western classical music, changing the notes written by the composer is considered as sacrilegious an act as changing a religious text. It wasn’t always so… Karl Lutchmayer explores the history of such cover versions in the Western classical tradition and asks whether they may be better suited to modern audiences in an era where popular cover versions, film remakes and commercial versioning are commonplace. In collaboration with the International Music and Arts Society, JSW and Furtados


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